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Joan Nathan Cookbook

bxgirl Apr 16, 2012 06:43 AM

I'm trying to decide which Joan Nathan cookbook I should get. I have narrowed the choice to Jewish Cooking in America, and the Jewish Holiday Cookbook. I know the Holiday cookbook has considerably fewer recipes, but I wonder if I need something as comprehensive as Jewish Cooking in America, since I do have some other Jewish cookbooks.
Any thoughts on these two, or, perhaps, a suggestion of another Joan Nathan book, would be helpful and appreciated.

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  1. Chocolatechipkt RE: bxgirl Apr 16, 2012 07:17 PM

    I have both, but for actual cooking, I'd pick the Jewish Holiday Cookbook. I love Jewish Cooking in America just for reading (the recipes are also good, but this one has lots to read as well.)

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      rockycat RE: Chocolatechipkt Apr 17, 2012 06:22 AM


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      magiesmom RE: bxgirl Apr 16, 2012 07:18 PM

      I would borrow them both from the library and use them.

      1. herby RE: bxgirl Apr 17, 2012 06:45 AM

        I recently bought Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France and really like it. In addition to Jewish French recipes, it has many from Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, etc. The book bring interesting flavours together but is as user friendly and entertaining as her other books.

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          bxgirl RE: bxgirl Apr 17, 2012 05:03 PM

          Thanks, chocolatechip and rocky. Jewish Holiday it will be.
          Herby, I looked at Quiches, Kugels but I already have Olive Trees and Honey (by Gil Marks) so I think that Quiches would be redundant. Thanks, for the rec, though.

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